The Alliance is working with Dayton community to make Silver Lake an accessible and educational destination for locals and visitors alike. We are working with lake neighbors to design and install four interpretive signs detailing the local history, plant and animal diversity, and scenic beauty of the lake. We will also be situating small wooden bridges over irrigation crossings and muddy spots to ensure that folks can access and enjoy the lake, and trash receptacles to combat litter that diminishes Silver Lake’s beauty.
Silver Lake Signage & Walking Path
Want to help with this project?
We’re currently seeking funding for the signs, new trash cans and bridges. You can make a tax-deductible donation to this project directly through our website or through the The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
In the words of Silver Lake Mill Owner Cheryl Lyon,
Silver Lake enjoys a unique role in Rockingham County; it’s on Virginia’s Wildlife and Birding Trail, Virginia’s Civil War Trails, and just a year ago, Virginia established the Silver Lake Historic District. The area has been especially enjoyed by families during the pandemic who walk or bike the Dayton Greenway and continue along the western edge of the lake.
Photo by Striebig Photography & Design